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​Citizenship Washington Focus

The Citizenship Washington Focus Indiana delegation of youth members and adult chaperones are standing on the steps of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

​This one time trip is an exciting experience for 4-H members and other youth to go to the nation's capital and learn more about the meaning of citizenship. Listening, learning, sharing, receiving, caring and touring combine to provide a deeper respect and understanding for our American heritage and the principles, processes and structures of the U.S. government. 

Young people acquire increased motivation and skills for dealing with contemporary social issues and for taking leadership in community development, government affairs, and related projects when they return home. Each delegate will take part in workshops on contemporary issues and topics such as international affairs, human relations, government, ecology and conservation, family life and dating, community development, drama and creative expression, economics, agricultural policy, leadership, and careers. In addition, advanced training sessions are scheduled to provide in-depth concentration on one topical area such as community development, heritage, economics, politics, environment and ecology, human relations, communications, family life and dating, advanced citizenship-seminar policy, and others of current interest. 

4-H member must be at least 15 years of age and in 9​th grade or higher by the first day of the trip. The trip to Washington, D.C., will be made by Purdue charter bus. 

Visit the National 4-H council Citizenship Washington Focus website by clicking here.

Interested? The Citizenship Washington Focus trip is June 27-July 4, 2020Contact your local Purdue Extension Office​ to register. Registration deadline is March 15. 

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Presidential Inauguration 2021


A special Session of Citizenship Washington Focus focused on the Presidential Inauguration will be held Sunday, January 17 – Thursday, January 21, 2021.
  • 4-H members in grades 9, 10, 11 or 12 at time of application due date may apply. Since this trip will be in January 2021, participants will be in grades 10, 11, 12, or first year 4-H alumni at the time of this trip. 
  • Must be a current 4-H member and in at least the third year of membership at the time applying.
  • Applications are due Friday, May 1, 2020.
  • Download the application here. 

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